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What free ebooks should I check out? Answered

I'm going to be hiking in Japan for a week soon. The last time I did this was about eight years ago and I hauled a few large paperbacks along with me which I devoured in the first few days. It was far too much dead weight and took up too much space in my backpack.

This time around, I'm going to be borrowing a Sony ebook reader from a friend. Since many ebooks cost more than real books and there are a ton of classics I haven't read yet, I'm going to load it up with reading from Project Gutenberg and feedbooks.com.

So far I have selections from Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Nietzsche, Cory Doctorow, H.G. Wells, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Those are already be more than enough, but I want to have options!

What other free classics should I check out? I normally geek out on too much non-fiction, so I want some stuff with wonderful language, characters, and stories. Let me know if you have any ideas.


There are many books by Eckchart Tolle that you can download. 

 Terry Pratchett? Awesome writer, that man.

Can't say I've read them. Bill Bryson? Michael Crichton?

I know, but he's fun for when you want to suspend reality and forget the rules. :D


9 years ago

Why don't you check out your local library? They often have ebooks available for free download, with lots of popular authors, as well as the classics.


9 years ago

Dear fungus amungus, Thank you for your Forum topic post! However, we now have a new Answers section of the Instructables website. Your question would be more appropriately published in this area.

Now that the new Answers section is open, people much less visit the forum...

Fungus Protection Team MOBILIZE!

Actually, I was under the (self-inflicted?) impression that the "Answers" section was for more objectively-answerable questions rather than for questions which could wander off into a discussion or debate of the relative merits of two or more equally-good options.

And I have to ask....why did the mighty Canida not simply walk down the hall with her mighty sword of doom?

Because she's making a point.

Or maybe she's letter fingers do the walking?



The Wrath of Canida is upon Thee!

I love the two Edgars - Edgar Rice Burroughs (his Tarzan stories are totally outdated and not very P.C., yet strangely full of win), and Edgar Allen Poe.